Wide receiver Mike Wallace was a candidate to be released by the Miami Dolphins due to his attitude and high salary, but they avoided dumping him for nothing by trading him to the Minnesota Vikings.
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The Vikings also received a seventh-round pick from the Dolphins in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
Wallace had signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Dolphins in 2013 before failing to reach 1,000 receiving yards in each of those seasons.
His fate was ultimately sealed when the Dolphins traded for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills, so the Dolphins will avoid his $9.85 million base salary for the 2015 season.
Their receiving corps has been overhauled with the losses of Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson. They have a promising starting duo in Stills and Jarvis Landry though.
Meanwhile, the Vikings will have another receiving weapon who can be a deep threat, and he will join a receiving corps that consists of Greg Jennings and Charles Johnson.
The Vikings will have to keep his attitude in check though, as it was a problem for the Dolphins. In one instance, Wallace was benched when the Dolphins were losing in Week 17 to the New York Jets.
It remains to be seen how Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater can improve in his second NFL season after putting together a promising rookie year.